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Student Writing

Student Contest

2022 Theme: Taking a Stand


“If we believe in America, if we believe in equity and democracy, if we believe in law and justice, then each of us, when we see or believe that errors are being made, has an obligation to make every effort to

correct them.”

Minoru Yasui (1916 - 1986)

What are the duties, responsibilities, and/or obligations of an individual or group in US society in taking a stand against racism and discrimination?

The 2022 Minoru Yasui Student Essay Contest for middle and high school students is closed for submissions. Stay tuned for next year's contest!

Theme Book

Contest sponsored by the Minoru Yasui Legacy Project and the Japanese American Museum of Oregon

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